We are the #1 driving school in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. in terms of affordability and experience.

We are Washington DC’s most affordable, experienced, and safest driving school.

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Providing professional driving education to thousands of students since 2003. Experience with adults, teenagers, immigrants, multilingual students and more.


Driving School Prices

Our prices are the best in Washington, D.C., and we’ve taught thousands of students in the area successfully. You will learn the exact driving routes required by the instructor on test day. We have experience with teens, adults, immigrants, multilingual students and more.

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Teenager Driving Program

Teenagers (and their parents) appreciate the experience, patience, and care demonstrated during each driving lesson. Contact us to schedule lessons or switch from an existing driving instructor. Teenagers should have their permit during all lessons.

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Adult Driving Program

Not everyone earns their license as a teenager. Our program for adults in Washington, DC has served thousands seeking a license, insurance benefits, fulfillment of court mandates, and/or test preparation for the special exam for senior citizens.

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We are Washington DC’s most affordable, experienced, and safest driving school.

Abyssinia Driving School was founded to provide new drivers safe and professional driving instruction. With over 10 years experience and having helped thousands of students earn their license, we are the leading driving school in the Washington, DC area. Our fully licensed driving school is trusted by adults and teenagers alike to provide a patient, courteous, and informed driving experience. We also offer better rates than the competition.

Driving is a serious activity that demands responsibility, know-how, and attentiveness from drivers, and we take pride in the quality drivers educated by our school. Lead driving instructor Yohannes Lakew is skilled in helping even the most nervous of drivers get over their stress and discomfort. In fact, over 96% of our students pass their road test on their first try!

We offer behind-the-wheel training, exact road test simulation, highway driving, and more so you can experience exactly what the road test is like. Please feel comfortable to give us a call or send us an email if you would like to learn more about our lessons. We also offer other special services to adults. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Over 96% of our students pass their road test on the first try. Call us for lessons today!


Johannes is a great driving instructor. I was nervous and inexperienced – if you’ve ever driven in Washington, DC you know how tough of a place to drive in it is – and he was just a rockstar of an instructor. He’s relaxed, patient, and experienced, and that made me more comfortable whether we were on 495 or simulating DC DMV driving test routes. I was super prepared and passed on the first try – thanks man!!

Josh Meah